Every moving process can be very stressful and time consuming, especially when moving a full corporation. For companies like factories or plants with machinery and chemicals, the moving process can be much more complex. Machinery needs to be carefully relocated, materials need packed and hazardous waste needs disposed of. Disposing of hazardous chemicals can be one of the most difficult parts if you don’t know where to begin.

Here are some quick things to think about before discarding of harmful materials.

1.  Do not dispose of materials in everyday trash.

Harmful and toxic chemicals require special disposal. They cannot be thrown away like normal trash, taken to landfills or poured down the sink. Instead they must be handled using specific guidelines outlined by the Environmental Protection Agency. This includes a list of collection programs to reduce harm to the environment and individuals.

2.  Categorize the type of waste.

Understanding the type of waste you’re disposing of can help you find the appropriate outlets. Are the products flammable? Are they considered corrosive waste? When taking a closer look at the ingredients and warnings listed on the chemicals, you can conclude the best plan of action for disposal.

3.  Understand the local laws.

Many states and cities have specific protocols for handling and disposing chemical waste. It is important to understand which steps are required for Raleigh waste disposal. To learn more, stop by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website for details.

Whether you are getting rid of household or industrial chemicals, proper disposal is an important factor. When looking for the Raleigh moving and storage services and advice look no further than Daniel’s Moving & Storage.  To learn more, give us a call at 888-669-3490 or fill out our online quote form for a free estimate.